Tripot Teapot by Matthew Pauk

View all 11 Photos

I’m a little teapot, short and stout. Indeed, industrial designer Matthew Pauk has taken the popular children’s song to heart. His Tripot Teapot is first a teapot, and second, a compact and cute sculpture. At first glance, the teapot could almost be mistaken for an abstract likeness of an elephant lifting its trunk in a smile. The rounded shape of the teapot and its bird-like spout continue the animalistic association. Perhaps Pauk intended this effect, since his simple and no-fuss teapot pokes fun at the snootiness that teatime usually connotes. The ceramic teapot – its name a parody of “tripod” – is lifted onto three legs that offer it more stability than meets the eye. The two front legs function as a fulcrum, allowing tea to be poured by merely tipping the teapot a few degrees forward. An ergonomic handle and controlled-efficiency spout make this teapot an improvement among more traditional contenders. This teapot also comes with the promise that tea will always be served at the right temperature, for the underbelly of the teapot leaves enough room for a candle to keep the beverage warm. Time to put those tealights to good use!

 

    string(8) "Kimberly"

Kimberly

Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion.

Tags: , , , , , ,

Featured Products Explore new arrivals at the Gessato Shop

More for you

  • My Football Kit by Nendo

    A non-inflatable soccer ball designed for children from impoverished communities. Designed by Japanese design studio…

  • Melt Mirrors by Bower Studios

    A collection of “flowing” mirrors that droop around wooden dowels. New York City–based Bower Studios…

  • The Boochi Collection

    Eco-friendly, compostable cutlery made from a by-product of kombucha manufacturing. In the fight against plastic…

  • The Originals Furniture Collection

    Flat-pack furniture designed with ingenious self-tightening metal clips. Completed by London-based Fuzl Studio, the Originals…

  • Art Rugs Islands

    Vibrant rugs designed with an abstract, pixel pattern. Ukrainian artist and designer Kristina Gaidamaka creates…

  • The FM03 Lounge Chair

    An iconic mid-century modern lounge chair. Designed by Cees Braakman in 1953, the FM03 lounge…

  • The Dinesen Collection

    Minimalist furniture and decorative objects that celebrate the beauty of natural wood. Founded in 1898,…

  • The Encore Table Light

    A 3D printed lamp inspired by curtains’ effect on light. Designed by UK based industrial…

Take me there

  • The Volkshaus Basel Hotel

    A building from 1925 transformed into a refined boutique hotel. Completed by Swiss firm Herzog…

  • The Øyna Hotel

    Hotel rooms built inside a sloped terrain with a cantilevered design that maximizes views. Built…

  • Casa Cook Chania Hotel

    A modernist-style resort designed with a village-like layout of one-story volumes. Built on a hillside…

loader